ASSISTANT DIRECTING | FILM CREW ESSENTIALS | ELKINS

Sat, 26 August 2017, 10:00 AM - Sun, 27 August 2017, 5:00 PM [EST]

830 Harrison Avenue, Elkins, WV, 26241, United States

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Sat, 26 August 2017, 10:00 AM - Sun, 27 August 2017, 5:00 PM [EST]

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Film Industry Training Seminars LLC
presents

ASSISTANT DIRECTING SEMINAR
Beyond The Basics | Film Crew Essentials

 Seminar Instructor
Kenny Chaplin - DGA/DGC Assistant Director

TWO (2) DAY SEMINAR
Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 10am-5pm
Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 10am-5pm
Isaac Jackson Hotel | 830 Harrison Ave | Elkins WV

Augmented with road weary tales from the field, Kenny Chaplin dispels the myths of working in the film industry and introduces you to the Director’s Team. In this seminar, you'll learn the requisite tools to understand the duties, culture, and responsibilities of the Assistant Directing department.

Kenny provides a study of the unique tasks, thought processes, and skill sets of the Director’s Team. You’ll learn definitions and nuances of the 1st AD, 2nd AD, 2nd 2nd/3rd AD, Basecamp and Key Set Production Assistants. This information is seldom documented, yet if clearly understood, it’s proper use will guarantee you as a ‘stand out’ in the AD team and help earn you another gig.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Director’s Team Roles
  • Directors Guilds Regulations, Definitions, Fees, Paperwork, Wages
  • Pre-production & Production Duties of AD Team Members
    (1st, 2nd, & 2nd 2nd/3rd ADs, Key Set & Basecamp PAs)
  • Script Breakdown & Scheduling
  • Paperwork: Call Sheets, Prep Schedules, Production & Wrap Reports
  • Basecamp Specifics, Set Protocol & Etiquette
  • Processing & Choreography of Background Extras
  • Walkie-Talkie Management
  • Safety Obligations of the AD Staff
  • Film Ready Resumes & Interview Overview

 

 

ABOUT KENNY CHAPLIN

Kenny Chaplin has been a part of the Director’s Team in film & television for over 20 years. He’s a member of the Directors Guilds of America (DGA) and Canada (DGC). He’s provided call times to the likes of Ethan Hawke, James Garner, Ray Liotta, Donald Sutherland, and Abigail Breslin. He has had to 'wrangle' the likes of Dustin Hoffman, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Sean Penn, Eva Longoria and many others.

Kenny’s credits include feature films such as Terrence Malick’s "The Thin Red Line," Ang Lee’s “Ride With The Devil," and Ridley Scott’s “Body of Lies." His television series credits include "Judging Amy" starring Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly plus "Roswell" with Katherine Heigl.

KENNY CHAPLIN on IMDb (Internet Movie Database)

 

DAY 1 | SATURDAY | AUGUST 26

DAY 2 | SUNDAY | AUGUST 27

 

The Director's Team and the Guilds

  • Defining roles within the department
  • The Guilds

 

The 1st Assistant Director

  • Personality and Job description
  • Breaking down the script
  • Schedule creation
  • Child actors
  • Scheduling terminology
  • Running the set
  • Safety meetings

 

The 2nd Assistant Director

  • Job description
  • Prep schedule creation
  • Meetings and tests
  • Logistics schedule
  • Trailer breakdown
  • Call sheet creation
  • Tools of the trade

 

The 2nd 2nd / 3rd Assistant Director

  • Job description
  • Setting up basecamp
  • Processing the cast
  • Exhibit G
  • The production report
  • Daily Wrap report
  • Wrapping the day

 

The Production Assistant Team

  • Job description, PA positions, internships
  • Working with the cast and crew

 

Background Performers

  • Define BG roles
  • Your kit
  • Setting up holding
  • Skins and vouchers
  • SAG and ACTRA
  • Processing
  • Choreography of BG and vehicles
  • Wrapping BG
  • BG terminology

 

Walkie-Talkies

  • Types and ordering
  • Managing and distribution
  • Operating and channel distribution
  • Accessories, lingo and culture

 

Film Set Safety

  • Personal concerns & set concerns
  • Hypothermia, heat and lifting
  • Workplace hazards
  • Working with animals, stunts, SFX and water work

 

Resumes & Interviews

  • Where to find work
  • Cover letter, resume examples and pointers
  • Guilds, Unions and working conditions

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Anyone interested in or already working in the entertainment industry will gain valuable insight from this seminar. Emerging and veteran Directors must understand the intricacies of their team to be effective leaders. Producers, office staff, cast and crew should have a basic understanding of how other departments operate and make it possible for them to focus on the single job they’ve been hired to do – be it acting, lighting, set decoration, props, catering, costume and make-up, etc. For those that aspire to be astute and effective Assistant Directors - come learn from someone who has honed his skills in Hollywood's trenches.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

You will meet Kenny personally, receive a free copy of his extensive manual, hear and meet local film industry guest speakers, receive a free resume review, a free copy of F.I.T.S. State-By-State Job Listings, and come away from the event with the courage and assurance to walk onto a movie, TV, video, or commercial set with film veteran confidence.

WHAT PAST ATTENDEES ARE SAYING

 “Kenny Chaplin’s presentation is invaluable, dynamic training for anyone interested in a career in the film industry!”
Cynthia Collins – Former President/CEO of FILM Atlanta Inc.

“I have 15 years in the entertainment business. I took a chance to broaden my skillset & experience to include film. I learned more than I could've imagined at your presentation, Kenny. Since, I have been brought on a number of paid projects. I have been a PA, filled in for a script supervisor on a SAG project, been 2nd AD on a SAG TV pilot, producer and extras casting director (twice).”
JNae Kai - Atlanta, GA

BRING FILM INDUSTRY TRAINING TO YOUR REGION

Film and TV production brings both direct and indirect positive economic impact and jobs to local communities. When entertainment production companies consider a region for shooting they look at a variety of factors. One of those factors is the availability of experienced crew. F.I.T.S. live training seminars can help you build that kind of crew in your community. Contact F.I.T.S. to learn how to bring our seminars to your region.

 FILM INDUSTRY TRAINING SEMINARS LLC

 2331 Walnut Tree Court, Buford GA 30519
www.FilmCrewTraining.com | 877-919-FITS (3487) | FilmSeminars@icloud.com

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* 72 hours before event ticket refunded 100%
* 48 hours before event ticket refunded 50%
* 24 hours before event no refund issued
* NOTE: A $1.00 cancellation fee may apply.

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Kenny Chaplin, Owner & Founder
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